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La'Shion Robinson
Founder & CEO, HUDL Music

"I’m the kind of guy that’s interested in the long-game. I plan, I prepare, I build. 
Trends are great, too. I mean, hey, I’m a father, so I get trends and how much fun they can be. But they never last, and that’s what drives me. Relevancy over the long-term. Staying power. That's what really drives me as an entrepreneur. 
I was drawn to HypeLife for exactly that reason—their history of creating and developing brands that are, and will be, relevant for the long-term. I’ve had the idea in my head for HUDL Music since the first time I set foot in the studio to record a track. And like I said earlier, I’m always planning, always preparing. So I had a pretty good idea of the brand I wanted to build. 
During the early discussions about—what came to be known as—HUDL Music’s vision, the HypeLife team quickly grasped the vision I’d honed over the years, and even gave ideas to elevate it right there, on the spot, before making a commitment of work. That’s staying power. 
Their commitment to HUDL Music and my original vision never wavered, and they took it too a place that’s better than anything I’d ‘built’ in my head. For that, and so many other reasons, I’m so excited about continuing our partnership with HypeLife and working to grow HUDL into a brand that stands the test of time."
Sief Khafagi, Partner

"Where do I start? Hands down, best in class in EVERY way. I met Curt through a friend and little did I know it would be the start of something special. We instantly clicked when it came to business and marketing. He understands the goals and perhaps more importantly as a business owner, he helps YOU understand the goals. Education is an important thing and he's patient about it. His human first approach is logical, effective and simple. Not rocket science. It just gets it done. From a business perspective, he and his team at HypeLife are driving incredible ROI to our business. Measurable performance is critical and he knows all the numbers have to make sense and they DO. 
I initially had thought working with an agency would be so-so and they’ve been fantastic in every way, proving my thoughts invalid. HYPELIFE PERFORMS! Which is what we (business owners) want at the end of the day. 
Curt’s creative approach to problem solving and breadth/depth knowledge across the stack is second to none. Oh and you'll like this: He's actually responsive. Reachable. Mind blowing right? 
If you have the lucky opportunity to work with Curt and HypeLife Brands, DO IT! Or don't, and leave it to us luckier folks who do. 10 out of 5 in every way!"
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Nadine Ramos, Founder & CEO
LASIO Professional Haircare

"When I found HypeLife, I had an instant feeling of “This could be the agency for us” the moment I came across their website. Everything spoke to my company needs...where we're at now, and how we need to grow and evolve.

From there, it was the initial two hour conversation with the Founder, Curt, that helped me decide to finally choose HypeLife as our team/agency-of-choice. His passion and knowledge to help brands and companies achieve sold me.

The work in researching and developing a strategy for my company before I even signed the agreement was proof in the pudding for me!"
"After years of struggling with companies that were unprofessional and wasted my time and money, I was on the verge of throwing in the towel. Then I came across Curt and the HypeLife Brands team.
From the very first email and subsequent phone conversations, Curt seemed to get It: literally everything I had been through and what I was trying to accomplish. I was actually thinking they might be too good to be true. However, after nearly three years now of having HypeLife on our team, the results have been amazing! 
Our website registrations, traffic and participation have steadily increased, our social media following (which is very important to our brand and was a huge struggle for us to manage on our own) has gone from an audience of less than 1,500 to over 58,000 followers (and not the paid-for garbage). This has also produced an increase in overall activity on our website that is both global and high quality, and really helped us build a focused community.  
Curt and his team are professional, extremely knowledgable, consistent and genuinely care about our company/brand, and our long-term success. 
I highly recommend HypeLife Brands. I am very passionate about my company, our mission, and our long term visions. Curt and his team are an integral part of finally seeing it come to life, the way I had dreamed it would be years ago, before finding them."
- Alison Pandelos, Managing Director, Grom-It
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Harvey Kong, Co-Founder

"From day one with HypeLife, the scope of engagement has been very clear. "Professional" sums it up in one word, to say the least.

As we embarked on building our startup from ground zero, engaging HypeLife from the beginning helped us not only in putting together both the backend and frontend of the technology side for GoodFetch, but also in building a strong, compelling brand identity.

By engaging HypeLife for the full package, their team has delivered on both ends of what was needed, and all the details required in-between.

I'm highly confident in recommending their team as well-qualified to do the same for other businesses and startups."
Rebekah Peterson, General Manager
Avanti Workspace (Carlsbad, California)

"HypeLife Brands went above and beyond in every aspect of their engagement with Avanti.

Prior to making the switching to HypeLife, Curt and his team did a thorough analysis of our business goals and presented a holistic approach to accomplish them. Today, they have activated every one of those approaches and developed many more to bring attention to our services and value.  

They are far more than a branding/marketing agency. It is as if you have a marketing department that is intensely interested in the results.

Since engaging HypeLife Brands, Avanti has tripled its clientele, and last month we did double the anticipated revenue.
In addition to the marketing efforts, they also analyzed our internal sales process to ensure that our marketing tools provided efficient and effective processes to get real results.
HypeLife Brands is perfect for start-ups that need to build a strong foundation, to the large established businesses that need a fresh look-and-feel to strengthen their brand and help realizing their full marketing potential in the digital era."
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Nadine Ramos, Founder & CEO
LASIO Professional Haircare

"The best marketing team I have ever worked with! They are the real deal!!"
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Drew Felling, VP of Marketing, Phoenix International

"HypeLife Brands have been quick to comprehend what we are looking for, and are great at conceptualizing ideas into impressive creative options. Their systematic approach & attention to detail make my job much easier. I always feel comfortable working with them.

They've helped us create an impressive and modern brand + web presence that engages new clients and acts as a valuable resource center to our employees around the world. The rebranding process enabled us to synchronize branding efforts & invigorate our sales force with confidence about our company's image in the marketplace. Digital + offline media campaigns we created with their team have opened doors and introduced new media arenas to our customers & employees.

Be comfortable stepping into a new relationship with HypeLife, and don't be afraid to let your thoughts and ideas flow freely. They'll quickly pick up your vibe & needs, and the collaboration will produce opportunities you have yet to even think about."

THE RESULTS: Following a global rebranding initiative led by our team, and ongoing marketing initiatives year-round for several years after, Phoenix International was sold to its next largest competitor, C.H. Robinson, for $635 million at the end of 2012.

"HypeLife embraced our enthusiasm and listened to exactly what we wanted so they could focus our efforts where they needed to be – all while helping us realize the real purpose for doing what we do each day. It was something we could be proud of, and eventually inspired others to want to be part of our purpose and to help us acquire the same goal."

- Devon Shurden, Co-Founder, InnerTitan (Houston, Texas)
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Tim Ruswick, Marketing Manager, Live/Work Lofts (Los Angeles)
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"The work you did was absolutely amazing. We are all stunned at what your team pulled off. Thank you so much!"
"HypeLife Brands is much more than your typical agency. They take you through a whole process to flesh out your true brand identity. They helped me bring my idea from conception all the way to fruition, helping along the way to bring my brand to life. I truly feel there is nothing HypeLife can't do for their clients. They are true brand architects."
- Travis Tasset, Founder, Waiting for Nothing
"These guys will take care of you. Anything worth doing takes effort, but these guys take as much of the effort out as possible, while reducing stress by giving you knowledge about building and growing your brand that you didn't even realize you needed."
- Devon Shurden, Co-Founder, InnerTitan (Houston, Texas)
"The tagline they created for us was worth $10,000 alone!"
- Brianne Teevan-Bongiovanni, Founder, Bambini Creativi
"I appreciate the professional guidance HypeLife Brands provided along the way, while allowing me creative freedom in taking this idea and turning it into a dream come true."
- Josh Reed, Co-Founder, Everyday Noble Clothing
"Working with Curt and his team has been an amazing experience for me. They helped me build my brand from the very beginning. I had a vision for an organic skin care line, but no idea how to express it. They worked closely with me and brought my vision to life. The outcome of our collaboration was a gorgeous brand, online store, and packaging that our customers love so much that they give our products as gifts. Curt and crew are scary smart, kind, funny and easy to work with. They are quick to respond to any call and I cannot recommend this agency highly enough."
- Lexie Masterson, Principal, Clairvoyant Beauty
"Many of the structured reasons of why they do what they do ran parallel to what we already feel and think, just in a more organized manner of course. So, naturally we all were a great fit. From the opening conversations to the steps of the development of The GldnChld Project as a brand, it has been not only very informative, but a pleasure to partake in the creation process. Their team is composed of creative individuals and everyone is really down to earth. We are now live for the world to see and are very excited for the journey to continue!

If your brand is something that is going to leave its mark, make a difference or impact change, then HypeLife Brands is for you."
- Will B. Wingfield, Entrepreneur / Dance Choreographer
"I was particularly impressed with how organized the whole brand development process was and how clearly & simply it was implemented. Plus, HypeLife went above and beyond by bringing other pre-qualified companies to us rather than us having to take the extra time and effort to do it ourselves. But I'd have to say my favorite part of working with HypeLife was that they gave us options, like when they gave us several unique and creative choices with regard to our logo. Rather than selling us on something we may not have liked, or simply taking orders, this 'option' approach really helped us to feel confident representing the brand as our own.

I really can't talk enough about how genuine and personable these guys are. We've received much more from them than would normally be expected and are very appreciative of everything HypeLife has done for us. Thanks guys!" 
- Devon Shurden, Co-Founder, InnerTitan (Houston, Texas)
"Thank you so much to you Curt & your TEAM!!!! The website is great, and has everything we need! YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!!"
- Brianne Teevan-Bongiovanni, Founder, Bambini Creativi
“Curt and his team at HypeLife are *incredibly* service-oriented, an invaluable quality in any strategic partner.”
- Scott Smith, Chairman & CEO, Drone Innovations, Inc. (Dallas-Fort Worth, TX)